Is your CV selling you to the best of your ability?

Your CV is a tool to help you obtain interviews with future employers with the overall aim to secure you your desired career move. Your CV should be designed to help sell your skills and experiences in the best possible way. The aim here is to show you a format of how a CV should look.

CV’s need to be clear and to the point whilst incorporating as much necessary detail about your skills and experiences to gain the employer’s interest in taking the application to the next stage.

Information for Page 1

Personal Details, start with your name, address, contact details (ensure they are up to date), date of birth, marital status, children etc.

Personal Profile, if you had a minute to sell yourself what would you say? Include a brief summary of main skills/experience and personal attributes.

Achievements, Summarise the positive career achievements you feel are relevant to your application.

Education, Professional Qualifications & Professional Accreditations/Associations.

Information for Page 2

Career Profile, take time to think about your role with each company before putting it into words, incorporate as much information whilst being to the point. Put your career history into chronological order starting with the most recent and working backwards.

Interests, list here any sports you play either team or individual participation plus any social activities/interests you pursue.

Where possible, keep the c.v to 2 pages long. Make sure the lettering is clear and easy to read. Check CV for errors, use spell check and grammar check! Get a second opinion were possible about your c.v once you have completed it.

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